A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothes and fabrics for resale.


Fatou Binetou's story

Mrs. Fatou lives in Senegal. She is 35 years old and married with three children ranging in age from 3 to 11 years old. She has been selling clothing for over 10 years. As a secondary activity, she is also a seamstress. She does this to support her husband in taking care of their family. What appealed to her in this choice of activity was the ability to earn substantial profits.

She became a member of a U-IMCEC branch in March 2002. She is seeking a loan of 500,000 francs to travel to two neighboring countries of Senegal and purchase fabrics and clothes for resale. She hopes that a boost in revenue will help to make her business profitable and improve her family’s living conditions.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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